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Archive for November, 2018

Magic tool tutorial

 

Heres a little tutorial showing how to use Marc Petitjean’s Magic Tool. Everything from a single CDC hackle to mixing deer hair and CDC for special techniques.

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Hot glue flying Mutant

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This is a variant on one of my early melt glue patterns for a large flying Carpenter ant. A quick and very realistic pattern that is easy to master.

Hook: Ahrex FW511 # 12

Thread: Black

Body: Black hot glue

Head: Black hot glue Wings:

Two dun hackle tips

Hackle: Brown

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Choosing and prepping buck tail

 

A little tutorial for choosing and prepping buck tails for best results.

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Oh Deer!

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A rainy day here, so I am trying to sort and tidy nearly 30 cases with various types of deer hair. I have to get rid of some, so when I am done, I will make up a few bags of good tying hair and randomly choose a bunch of my subscribers for a free bag.  I’ll also be doing a few deer hair tutorials on the YouTube channel soon, so keep tuned.


Stripping peacock quills

This simple technique shows you how to chemically strip peacock eye tops using just a few household items.

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